Will this flu never leave! I apologize if I seem whiny and annoying, it is just so frustrated being unbelievably sick for 6 days straight.
Today I was able to go into work (although in the Western world it would have been a sick day), but asked a Korean to take me to the doctors downstairs. It was interesting… the guy was an ear, nose and throat specialist and put a little camera down my throat which displayed the horror of my illness on a giant TV screen! Nasty and embarrassing when my co-teacher was sitting right there.
I got some antibiotics and all up spent 20 minutes waiting for the doctors, seeing him then going to the chemist and paid around $6nz for everything! Thanks Korea 😀
Tonight I felt a little better so I had this beautiful idea of myself doing gentle yoga to build my immune system and relax like a little buddha. I lit candles, got out my statue of said buddha and prepared to unwind.
After ten minutes I had to stop. Lesson learned – do NOT push yourself! I hate not working out for a whole week now but I know I need to listen to my body until it is totally better.
So instead I decided to rely on the healing goodness of soup. I had a dream of chunky vegetable but soon realised all out veggies were supposed to be use in dinners last week, before I got sick. Now they are just a sad, limp reminder of my bad health. The only thing we had was a few tomatoes and some chickpeas, but I totally made it work.
Seriously good healing soup…
– 1 diced onion
– 2 cloves crushed garlic
– salt and pepper
– two chopped tomatoes
– 1 tsp cumin
– 1/4 tsp paprika
– 1 can of crushed tomatoes
– 1 vegetable stock cube
– Sautee the onions and garlic until clear then add the spices and tomatoes and cook for a couple more minutes.
– Add the chickpeas, canned tomatoes and stock. Bring to the boil and simmer until desired eating time, adding water as desired.
This was really yummy and has a ton of health benefits such as the protein in the chickpeas, the immunity boosting garlic and the lovely tomatoes full of antioxidants.
Right now I am relaxing and thinking about last nights post. I feel like what I really desperately want is the start of a career, something I am passionate about and can make my mark in. The problem is not knowing what this is. For now I am going to focus on explore different things that interesting me and be less afraid to think creatively. Hopefully I stumble across something that makes me excited and I have the courage to just go for it!
Until then I am going to sleep and pray that I wake up feeling better tomorrow. Have a super night 😀